Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Book Review: The Horse, The Wheel, And Language

The Horse, The Wheel, And Language: How Bronze-Age Riders From The Eurasian Steppes Shaped The Modern World, by David W. Anthony Reading this book was an immensely curious experience for many reasons [1]. Nonetheless, although it was an unusual experience, … Continue reading

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Building The Temple: A Review Of The 2015 Oregon Men’s Weekend

For the third straight year [1], I camped for the weekend to help support the fellow men from my church from congregations all over Oregon, and a little beyond (a few men came from other places and from other churches). … Continue reading

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The Norway Treatment

Before this year, Norway was one of many nations with a moderate number of blog views but that did not draw my attention. At some point this year, though, for reasons I do not understand, I started averaging about three … Continue reading

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Makai Toushi Sa Ga: Reflection On A Retro Video Game

As a child, when I first had a Gameboy, one of the games I enjoyed playing most was a game known in the United States as The Final Fantasy Legend. Although in many ways the gameplay was similar to Final … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Outrage Culture, And Me

One of the ways that the WordPress Reader function slightly increases the stress of life while also enriching my own capacity for wry and ironic social commentary is in the irritating but common phenomenon of “womansplaining” that takes place on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Historic Papers On The Causes Of The Civil War

Historic Papers On The Causes Of The Civil War, by Eugenia Dunlap Potts The biggest surprise of this obscure but intriguing short collection of essays by female Southern historian Eugenia Potts is the fact that despite its provenance as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abolishing Abortion

Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play A Part In ending The Greatest Evil Of Our Day, by Frank Pavone [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] The author is … Continue reading

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Escape From Dismaland

Picture the scene. In the English resort town of Western-super-Mare is a secretly prepared temporary art exhibit called Dismaland, obviously designed to make fun of Disneyland. There is a dark castle with twisted spires, a crashed police van that rests … Continue reading

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Book Review: Faces Of Neutrality

Faces Of Neutrality: A Comparative Analysis Of The Neutrality And Other Neutral Nations During WWII, by Herbert R. Reginbogin This book, despite its lengthy and almost pedantic title, promising something that most people find boring, a comparative analysis [1], is … Continue reading

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Start Again

On his fourth album, Daylight, singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik explored the desire to start again and escape from the ravages of time. Although the album was not particularly popular among mainstream audiences, it has an honored place in one of my … Continue reading

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